Better image post-processing enables simplified bowel preparation with no effect on virtual colonoscopy image quality, an Italian team of radiologists found in a preliminary study published in La Radiologia Medica.
The software assists radiologists during reviews of CT colonography (CTC, a.k.a. virtual colonoscopy) images by automatically highlighting potential colorectal polyps, which are possible precursors to colorectal cancer.
As nationwide utilization of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) has increased, regional payment denial rates vary widely, according to a new study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. This is the second study in recent weeks to examine the rise of CTC.